I'm a mature, responsible pro photographer with specific skills in portraiture, architecture, editorial/ travel, and products. I shoot both on location and in the Portland, OR area. I have a studio 14 miles south of downtown.
I have a passion for working with light in the studio to bring out different facets of a model's personality. I thrive on photographing different cultures, ethnicities, genders, and orientations. I place a strong emphasis on models being comfortable in working with me in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We'll work hard, laugh, chat and create some great art.
I own a Nikon D4 and D3, their top of the line cameras, which provide among the highest resolution and quality images available anywhere today. In my studio, I have extensive lighting equipment and backgrounds galore.
In terms of photographing models, I'm looking for either gender in diverse outfits ranging from tux to fine art or somewhere in between on that spectrum. Individuals with a large wardrobe are of greatest interest. Ideally, I'd like to shoot two people (any gender mix) who are comfortable in physical proximity to each other OR individuals who have occupational related clothing (nursing, doctor, construction, utility worker, etc). I specialize in producing over a 2-4 hour shoot a large variety of looks, lighting setups, backgrounds, poses, outfits, moods, etc.
I offer the following arrangements for models. If you want TFCD with a very quick image turnaround, I'm not your photographer. I edit and retouch model work after all my paid work is caught up, so turnaround time can be 2.5 months. You WILL get our images, but not quickly. For those who want top quality images with a 2 week turnaround, I offer a $379 session in my studio or on locations I select. Picking "a few best images out quickly" doesn't work, as editing down the images takes a lot of time, and my choices don't necessarily match yours. I do and have hired models for commercial shoots as needed, typically with a specific gender, age, and/or look required.
I work best with models who make and keep an appointment. Who aren't body phobic and who can move quickly through a pile of clothing changes while on the backdrop if need be. I am extremely open to themes or outfits that models want me to capture and add to the model's portfolio. I come in with ideas, but I respect your ideas too. If you want to do body paint imagery or pose on your motorcycle, that's fine. It's also fine if that's not you - just let me know.
Modeling is an investment of your time. I always recommend that models can maximize their investment by bringing a very diverse wardrobe to a shoot with me. It will help you show range in themes, looks, and get you hired. Take the time and invest in used clothing that you can use for shoots if your wardrobe is limited to one narrow aspect of the spectrum from formal to dressy to casual. Just jeans and tshirts in the studio will box you into one look and limit reception to hiring you. So take the time to go to the following stores and get used clothing that will give you some new looks: Buffalo Exchange, Goodwill, Salvation Army, Red Light Clothing Exchange, and Hollywood Vintage.
Please see my work examples to the left under View Photos and contact me for my resume.
More of my work is available at www.onemodelplace.com
(member 163408) and event work can be viewed at www.modelseveryday.com/5123.
Contact me for two other sites I can share with you that include my work.
I look forward to talking with you about the opportunity to collaborate.
503 502 3385